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Day 1: Travel from La Paz into the Cordillera and arrive the village of Qutapampa later begin the trek to Kaluyo for 4 hours

Stop At: Cordillera Real, Achacachi Bolivia
We hope to get an early start this morning, in order to make the most of the day and have time for some short stops as we travel overland to Apolobamba National Park. We pass through the city of El Alto and along the coast of Lake Titicaca as we head north and begin to climb up into the Cordillera. Our destination is the tiny village of Qutapampa, about 6 hours from La Paz (not including stops). The village is inhabited by llama and alpaca herders and is located at an altitude of 4,480 meters above sea level (14,698ft). Qutapampa is also a member of PachaTrek, a community-based tourism company and ours hosts-guides while visiting the protected area.

A local guide will be waiting for us at the first lodge, where we will enjoy a typical Andean lunch. From there we set off on the first leg of our journey, en route to the community of Kaluyo (4,056m / 13,307ft). Along the way, we will see beautiful landscapes and stop at Suraqucha lagoon, a sanctuary for Andean birds, surrounded by beautiful mountains and landscapes. After a 4-hour walk, we arrive in Kaluyo, a Quechua community and home of the Kallawayas, herbalist doctors who possess an enormous apothecary of medicinal plants that they manage in the landscape. The village has its own museum to share the cultural history of the doctors and after our visit, we will share a meal and have a special visit from a local shaman.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a basic lodge with shared room and bathroom

Day 2: Trek from Kaluyo to Chacarapi where we will have for lunch and learn about medicinal plants, walk until Chari village

Stop At: Cordillera Real, Achacachi Bolivia
We hope to get an early start this morning, in order to make the most of the day and have time for some short stops as we travel overland to Apolobamba National Park. We pass through the city of El Alto and along the coast of Lake Titicaca as we head north and begin to climb up into the Cordillera. Our destination is the tiny village of Qutapampa, about 6 hours from La Paz (not including stops). The village is inhabited by llama and alpaca herders and is located at an altitude of 4,480 meters above sea level (14,698ft). Qutapampa is also a member of PachaTrek, a community-based tourism company and ours hosts-guides while visiting the protected area.

A local guide will be waiting for us at the first lodge, where we will enjoy a typical Andean lunch. From there we set off on the first leg of our journey, en route to the community of Kaluyo (4,056m / 13,307ft). Along the way, we will see beautiful landscapes and stop at Suraqucha lagoon, a sanctuary for Andean birds, surrounded by beautiful mountains and landscapes. After a 4-hour walk, we arrive in Kaluyo, a Quechua community and home of the Kallawayas, herbalist doctors who possess an enormous apothecary of medicinal plants that they manage in the landscape. The village has its own museum to share the cultural history of the doctors and after our visit, we will share a meal and have a special visit from a local shaman.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a basic lodge with shared room and bathroom

Day 3: Trek from Chari to Charazani (optional a depp in the thermal waters) and return to La Paz

Stop At: Cordillera Real, Achacachi Bolivia
After breakfast at the community lodge in Chari we descend along a winding, mostly downhill road to the regional capital of Charazani (3,905m / 12,812ft). The landscape is dramatic as our altitude decreases, more and more agricultural plots and farming villages appear and the mountains extend ever upward to the sky. We reach “town” at about 11:00 am and after lunch in Charazani, our private transportation will take us back to La Paz (around 6 hours). Dusty and dirty trekkers are welcome to visit the town hot springs before departing.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plaza del Obelisco, Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Obelisco square
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Cordillera Real
Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Services not mentioned
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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